Selected Works: Reel 1

1970 | 00:30:12 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Animals, Body, Humor

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In Reel 1, newly re-mastered in 2005, a series of vignettes and jokes to camera take place, some starring Wegman’s droll and obliging canine partner Man Ray. Both the human body and props are employed to amusing effect: lamps talk, a microphone is dragged around, stomachs sing. At one point, Wegman dribbles milk on to the floor, to be lapped up by a thirsty dog.

Contents:

Microphone, 0:47

Pocketbook Man, 1:19

Anet and Abtu, 0:47

The Ring, 1:11

Randy’s Sick, 0:16

Milk/Floor, 1:02

The Door, 2:06

William Wegman in Chinese, 0:36

Elbows, 1:46

Dress Curtain, 0:19

Hot Sake, 0:36

Caspar, 0:35

Handy , 0:09

Out and In, 0:06

Plunger Series, 0:33

Nosy, 1:08

Firechief, 0:22

Come In, 1:40

Hidden Utensil, 0:29

Stomach Song, 1:20

Happy Song, 0:17

Contract, 1:23

Puppet, 0:51

Shadows, 0:18

Ventriloquism, 2:16

Light Trails, 2:00

Cape On, 4:39

This title was in the original Castelli-Sonnabend video art collection. 

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2007